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How to Paint Metal Chairs

I’m very much in love with upcycling pieces of furniture. I really wanted to create a small outdoor eating area in my backyard but I wanted to get something that would be durable and versatile. So, metal chairs it was! But boring, old metal chairs was not in the vision I had so, upcycling was the way to go.

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What You’ll Need:
The thing you’re painting {in this case, chairs},
Sandpaper,
a wire brush,
primer,
paint,
top coat {clear coat, lacquer},
and a drop cloth.
{Whatever you do, don’t buy your paint from a craft store, they’re too expensive!}

Step 1: Use the wire brush to get any rust spots off. It shouldn’t really be too hard. It all depends on how rusted your chair is.

Step 2: Sand the surface smooth. This is important for the end product.

Step 3: Clean the surface using a damp cloth. Use a dry cloth to rub any water off the surface. If you leave any water on a metal chair, you’re more likely to run into rust in the future. Just make sure the chair is dry, dry, dry before you move on to Step 4

Step 4: Use a primer to prime the surface. Rustoleum’s Clean Metal Primer Spray for about $4 protects from rust and primes the chair at the same time. If you find that you can’t get rid of the rust, there is also a Rusty Metal Primer Spray that is supposed to bond to the rust. Be sure to use the drop cloth below the chair to catch the paint. Let the primer dry for 12-24 hours before applying the next coat.

Step 5: Apply the paint! It is important to apply this paint lightly, in multiple coats if you need to. If you apply the paint too heavily, you will have to deal with drips and runs. Let the chair dry for a couple of hours between coats. After the last coat of paint, let the chair dry for at least 24 hours.

Step 6: Apply a top coat. I always apply a top coat of clear lacquer to make the paint strong. I liked using a spray lacquer for metal chairs.